Integration and Migration

The Nordic initiative on research collaboration on migration and integration.

Background

In 2015 and the beginning of 2016, the Nordic Council of Ministers developed ideas for an initiative on research collaboration on migration and integration. Parallel to this, NordForsk convened a group of researchers to discuss potential Nordic added value for this topic.

In June 2016 the Nordic Council of Ministers commissioned NordForsk to draw up a report on ongoing migration and integration research in the Nordic countries, to identify knowledge gaps and Nordic added value and provide recommendations regarding new initiatives. The report was presented to the NordForsk Board at its meeting in March 2017, and the Board decided to launch a Nordic Research Programme on Integration and Migration.

Process

During 2018 NordForsk will issue a call for proposals. More information and relevant dates to follow.

Programme Committee

  • Maria Lähteenmäki, Professor, University of Eastern Finland, Finland (Chair)

  • Laura Hammond, Reader, Economic and Social Research Council, United Kingdom

  • Thomas Jacobsson, Senior Research Officer, Forte, Sweden

  • Marianne Jensen, Department Director, Research Council of Norway

  • Riitta Launonen, Science Adviser, Academy of Finland

  • Kristmundur Þór Ólafsson, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Iceland

  • Monica Svantesson, Senior Research Officer, Swedish Research Council

  • Professor Margit Warburg, University of Copenhagen, Independent Research Fund Denmark (observer)

Funding

The overall budget for the programme is approximately NOK 60 million for the period 2018-2023, with financing organisations from Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Contact person
Kaisa Vaahtera - Senior Adviser
Contact person Kaisa Vaahtera
Senior Adviser
Work +47 911 48 694
Siri Jørgensen Bjarnar - Senior Adviser
Contact person Siri Jørgensen Bjarnar
Senior Adviser
Work +47 913 16 554